My name is Christ Ryan. Finding an exercise program that I enjoyed enough to stick with was a huge challenge for me. I am definitely not a runner, I despised stair machines and was not very coordinated at step aerobics. After taking one Zumba class, I was hooked and knew I had found my forever fitness plan. As soon as I had an opportunity, I took a certification class so I could teach and began classes in Garden. Soon after, I was the first in the U.P. to get certified to teach children and taught many classes with my students over my years at Emerald Elementary. The combination of great music, dancing and instructing was the perfect fit for me. I love sharing my gifts and joy with others. I’m very proud to say that many of my class members feel the same way and have been dancing with me for over 10 years. This is a testament to how much fun we have! Cardio dance fitness is not just a workout. It is an hour for me to do something for myself and escape other responsibilities. It is a whole body workout. It is an hour to feel happy and free. It is It is like going to a dance party with friends and truly “exercise in disguise”.